Let’s start out with good news, George Thorogood is still rockin’ dem blues as he celebrates his 40th year of touring! An amazing feat and he still brings the energy and excitement (and just a little cheese) to his shows that make for an incredible evening.
We got a chance to catch up with George in Jacksonville, FL and enjoy his show featuring our good buddy Jim Suhler (who’s new release is on our chart) on guitar, and long time accomplice and one of the best rock and roll drummers, Jeff Simon on the one cymbal – HAH! George had the super up and coming artists Selwyn Birchwood open for him thru Florida, that’s a great way to keep them blues alive & thrivin’ thanks Big George!
Not very good news, as many of us know Walter Trout has not had an easy road these days, he needs a new liver and it is crucial that it happens soon. These medical and living expenses add up quickly. So help if ya can by reading further.
One person who is doing something positive for him is Lisa Mann. When you purchase her brand-spank new release ‘Move On’ Lisa will donate $5 to assist Walter and family with these expenses. Look ya gonna buy this CD anyway (we preview it this week ads a Women In Blues Amuse Bouche) so why not do double good by going here to buy it. http://www.lisamannmusic.com/buy-move-on-direct-and-help-walter-trout/ .
Our #1 this week is the fabulous and talented Andra Faye & equally fabulous and talented Scott Ballentine and their release ‘Laying Down Our Blues’ congrats to these two for proving that loud screaming guitars ain’t the only blues in town.
Thanks for the great response to our St. Paddy’s Day everybody’s Irish feature, that was fun to put together and glad y’all dug it. This week we honor Contemporary Women in the Blues. Several of them have new releases out or at just about to release it, so support them by buying their music, seeing their shows, and listening to only internet radio that pays royalties to the artists.
Remember to tune into the Radio version of A Baker’s Dozen of Blues,
on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues Music Magazine at LIVE365.com.
Broadcast times are as follows:
Monday – 1pm EST ALWAYS A NEW SHOW STARTING MONDAY
Tuesday – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon EST
Thursday – 11pm EST
Friday – 4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST
please do the math for your own timezone.
A Baker’s Dozen:
|CW||LW||CD TITLE||Artist/ Web Site||Record Label||Track#/Title|
|1||2||“Laying Down Our Blues”||Andra Faye & Scott Ballentine||Self||3 Slow Burning Love|
|2||3||“Happy For Good”||Ori Naftaly Band||Acum Records||2 Envy|
|3||5||“Wanted Woman”||Niecie||Ride The Tiger Records||6 Blues Ain’t Nothing|
|4||4||“Might Just Get Lucky”||Deb Ryder||BeJeb Music||6 Ce Soir Ce Soir|
|5||6||“Roosters Happy Hour”||The Blues Doctors||Modern Blues Harmonica||6 Sugar|
|6||9||“Cry Of Love”||Shaun Murphy||Vision Wall||8 Nickel and A Nail|
|7||7||“I Am The Blues”||Michael Packer||img||9 I’m In Love|
|8||8||“You Better Mind”||Mudcat||30 Miles UP||1 When Mama’s Happy|
|9||11||“New Attitude”||Root Doctor||Self||1 Rear View Sight|
|10||10||“Far As I Can See”||Matt Schofield||Provogue||2 Clean Break|
|11||12||“It Feels Good”||Randy Oxford Band||Figgleblall Records||1 Trouble|
|12||13||“Panther Burn”||Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat||Underworld Records||8 Sky’s Full of Crows|
|13||~||“Wicked”||24th Street Wailers||Self||10 Aw Baby|
|“Blue Yonder”||Hard Garden||Hard Garden Music||2 Depot Blues|
|“Sounds of Home”||Damon Fowler||Blind Pig||9 TV Mama|
|“Baptized By The Mud”||Kat Danser||Independent||10 Prove It On Me Blues|
|“Belle of The Blues”||Lisa Biales||Big Song Music||8 Peach Pickin’ Mama|
|“Guitar Angels”||James Armstrong||Catfood Records||8 Saturday Night Women|
|“Goin’ To The Delta”||Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown||Ruf Records||2 Nothing Like The Blues|
|“30th Anniversary Special Edition”||Blue Lunch Special||Rip Cat Records||10 Sixty Minute Man|
|“Blues With Friends”||Dixie Peach||Big Shew Records||1 Too Much Trouble|
|“Chunkabilly Blues”||Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River||Self||5 Jelly Bean|
|“He Digs Me”||Sunday Wilde||Self||9 Gimme One More|
|“Brotherhood”||The Holmes Brothers||Alligator||1 Stayed At The Party|
|“Drivin Me Wild”||Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney||Self||3 Lookin’ For My Baby|
|Contemporary Ladies of the Blues|
|CD TITLE||ARTIST||TRACK #|
|Move On||Lisa Mann||1 Move On|
|Still The Rain||Karen Lovely||9 Never Felt No Blues|
|Use What You Got||Janiva Magness||9 That’s Why I’m Crying|
|Two Sides||Alexis P. Suter||12 Savior|
|Don’t Call Her Larry: Blues Mix||Lawrence Lebo||3 Please Dont Dog Me|
|Black Cloud||Davina & The Vagabonds||7 Lipstick and Chrome|
|Blues Woman||Fiona Boyes||14 Juke Joint On Moses Lane|
|Days Like This||Linda Valori||5 My Turn My Time|
|Servin’ Notice||Lady Bianca||1 He Told Me The Same Thing Too|
|Living In The Danger Zone||Sista Monica Parker||1 Hug Me Like You Love Me|
|Blood Red Blues||Cee Cee James||1 Blood Red Blues|
|Raise Your Hands||Long Tall Deb||7 Married To The Blues|
As of Sunday with the generous and care from so many supports Walter has exceeded his goal of 125K – they have 129K currently, please don’t stop now. We know that this something whose cost just escalates, so don’t be lulled into a false sense of accomplishment please visit Lisa Mann’s site and get a CD and send $5 to Walter’s cause. You can also visit here to donate and stay up to date. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/walter-trout-needs-a-new-liver-you-can-help-/151911
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Where Blues Thrives